|Crown Point, Schererville, Dyer, IN Real Estate News
Monday, 23 January 2012
Keller Williams Realty Presence Remains Strong in Chicago
AUSTIN, Texas (January 17, 2012)—
Keller Williams Realty reported today that it continues to operate at full speed in the Chicago area with 9 offices and 803 agents, despite the recent decision by a franchise owner to sell the assets of four offices last week. Keller Williams offices in Chicago not impacted by the sale have been contacted by many agents looking for a new location to hang their license and it is expected that many agents will stay on board with Keller Williams Realty. In addition, the regional leadership is quickly pursuing candidates and opportunities for new franchises in the area.
Since the owner did not notify agents in advance of the asset purchase, Keller Williams has moved quickly to extend all associates access to the websites, email addresses, and resources they needed to continue to serve their clients. “Our goal is to serve our associates at the highest level—and most importantly to ensure that their business and relationship with their clients is not impacted at all,” said Mark Willis, CEO at Keller Williams Realty. “Of course, we are thrilled by the passionate response of our associates to stay with our company. Our offices in Chicago remain strong and ready to help associates with anything they need!”
“The support we are getting from our associates and staff are a powerful endorsement of the Keller Williams business model and values,” said John Davis, director of the Keller Williams Mid-American Region. “It is also testament to associates’ belief that Keller Williams is positioned for continued strong growth in the Chicago area and the entire region. We look forward to serving Chicago residents for many years to come!” Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the purchasing entity of the assets of the four offices, is owned by corporate conglomerate Realogy Corp., which according to a company press release, reported nearly $300 million in losses as of third quarter 2011.
### About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.: Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, 672 offices and 75,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate its agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Preferred Realty online at www.nwipropertiesforsale.com
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Leaders Cautiously Optimistic about 2012
“Cautiously optimistic” might be the best description of the feelings of members of Midwest Real Estate Data’s Board of Managers for the upcoming year in real estate. Most think we may have “hit bottom” in the difficult last few years and that 2012 will be a year of improvement and the start towards better things to come.
Tom Guttilla, Owner of Coldwell Banker Today’s REALTORS®, sees the real estate market improving at a slow but steady pace. “Rates will stay at historic lows and sales volume is improving but is still at lower levels,” said Guttilla. “This, combined with the pent up demand from the last few years, should ensure future sales increases and improving values, but the latter only after inventories are diminished.” Guttilla recommends agents aggressively market their listings, using technology to best do so affordably. “After the last four years, 2012 will be like a breath of fresh air,” added Guttilla.
Jim Haisler, chief executive officer of the McHenry County Association of REALTORS®, sees the outlook for real estate in 2012 as still struggling but improving. “I think signs are showing improvement but the foreclosures will continue throughout the year, even at a slower pace, which will keep prices low,” said Haisler. “Interest rates may become a factor as the economy improves, however.” Haisler recommends that real estate professionals stay focused on their businesses and education, especially staying current on market trends and changes with lenders. “2012 will be a good year,” added Haisler, “but I think the longer term outlook is even better for the next three to five years.”
Anthony Trotto, Attorney and Managing Broker of Anthony J. Trotto Real Estate, believes there are opportunities despite continuing high levels of REO inventory.
“The rental market is strong,” said Trotto. “Now is the time for buyers to really look at picking up some rental investment properties.” Trotto recommends that real estate professionals educate themselves about the finance and mortgage industry and accept that we are not going back to the great years we experienced from 2001 – 2006. “For those who continue to operate under the premise the housing boom is coming back and home prices are going to sky-rocket again, this year will not be good at all,” added Trotto. “But for those who adapt and learn about where we came from so we don’t go there again, the year should at least be fulfilling.”
Friday, 20 January 2012
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Thursday, 19 January 2012
KELLER WILLIAMS PREFERRED REALTY HAS COME TO NORTHWEST INDIANA!
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Charmayne Guch Denise Acevedo A.J. Fischer
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Keller Williams Preferred Realty is now serving Lake and Porter County.......
I have been involvevd with Keller Williams since first meeting Gary Keller, the Founder of Keller Williams in late 1999. It is because of his vision that I have continued to be amazed at what he has built.
I moved from Naples Florida to NWI because of the Keller Williams Company.
Recently the Keller Williams that was serving this area decided to become an Independent Brokerage. I wish them well. I and many others stayed in the Keller Williams Family and moved our licenses to Keller Williams Preferred.
We look forward to serving you with all of your real estate needs. Three of us, myself, AJ Fischer, Charmayne Guch and Denise Acevedo formed "The Associates Group". I have 27 years of experieince and specialize in working with buyers and sellers, short sale properties and Luxury homes. Denise is a seasoned Commercial Realtor, licensed in both Indiana and Illinois and and is the NWI Keller Williams Commercial Director. Charmayne has over 8 years in the real estate business and works with buyers and sellers, especially first time home buyers.
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